Online volunteering

Does anyone know/ have an idea about things I could volunteer online?

  • I used to do subtitles, but I’d like to do something different, preferably something that doesn’t have to do with translation.
  • I had tried a platform with geolocation data and another one with scanned medieval documents but it was too much strain for my eyes.

I used to do some IRL volunteering as well, but now these things are out of the question (I hate pandemics.)

PS. Please feel free to share any ideas, even if they include translation, this is an “open to ideas” thread. :slight_smile:

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3 projects I have been (or in one case still am) involved in:



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help contribute code to OGS :smiley:

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Perhaps you might enjoy helping to run an online Go club: https://openstudyroom.org/help-osr/

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I would love to, but I don’t think you understand how bad I am at Go. :slight_smile:

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I’d posit that running an online go club require more talent in organization, marketing, and engagement than in go.

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Then I’ll give it a try. As long as nobody asks me to call a ko.

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That is true, help is often required with regular admin tasks, things like writing the monthly blog post, updating the monthly leagues, assigning prizes, moderating the Discord server, etc.

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Discord?

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are you in tom’s discord server?

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Yes, OSR uses Discord: https://openstudyroom.org/faq/

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Hello @Gia.

As @alemitrani mentioned, the Open Study Room is always looking for energy, ideas, manpower…

If you are interested, I guess first move would be to join our discord to get a grasp of what OSR community is.

Then feel free to reach me here, or in discord to discuss it :wink:

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True, but it is easy to create one.

Haha thanks for the like but do you even know who is Tom I am talking about

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I tried Discord twice and I found it chaotic, how you people find your way through there?.. :cold_sweat::cold_sweat::cold_sweat:

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It depends on the community and how it is organised. openstudyroom.org (OSR) is friendly and generally well-organised. It uses channels for specific topics and there is an off-topic channel for everything else. There are audio channels for game reviews and voice chat. There is a system of roles that helps to mention specific groups of people (@player, @reviewer, @tsumegoer). There is a bot that helps people assign and remove these roles.

Discord as a tool can be really useful. Besides OSR I’ve been using it to give online Go classes, @climu has been using it for teaching, my IRL Go club also uses it for online meetings.

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What is wrong? Linking discord? If so, I am sorry and willing to edit my post to remove the link.

I think it’s because they request likes. I might be wrong, though.

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I thought it was for being off topic. No clue though.

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I am stupid. I thought they were OGS mods saying my post is hidden.

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@Gia: If you get curious about OSR, let me know. I can show you around discord. It can appear confusing at first but it’s quite handy really fast.

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